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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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75
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684 Ratings
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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stop and smell the petals Pistil is a summer beer unlike any other, brewed with a combination of dandelion petals, Pale and Acidulated malts, flaked oats, and Apollo and Northern Brewer hops that results in a one-of-a-kind beer with a slightly sour acidity and a smooth malt body. Perfect for taking down deep thirst.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: shand on 04-16-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed yellow color, good frothing on top.

SMELL: Bready, lemon grass, yeast, vegtal, spicy

TASTE: Crisp, gummy, grainy, grassy, taffy, peppery, lemon pith, nutty, semi-dry finish

Decent but not much to it, some vague flavors from the danelions perhaps ... too subtle IMO. A basic cloudy unidentified brew at best.

Jason, May 14, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -13.3%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle poured a pint glass.

A: hazy golden color

S: slightly harsh smell of citrus and flowers

T: could not get to the flower taste over the taste of citrus. Absent these flavors this beer tastes like a slightly sour wheat beer with a rotten lemon in it.

M: smooth, highly carbonated, light to medium body.

O: MH missed the mark with this one and I will be struggling to finish the 6pack.

MikePags, Apr 01, 2013
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a thin the head. Mild lacing on the grass.

Smell: Deceiving skunky smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth light bodied. Taste of mild hops, floral notes, and earthy/grassy notes.

Overall: The smell was off putting but this was actually a pretty good beer.

Cavanaghty, Apr 29, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy light golden - straw yellow color, a bit of fine sediment. A good looking tight white head with good retention, and decent lacing. A good amount of rising carbonation bubbles.

Familiar aromas of basic pale grain, almost macro lager like with maybe a hint of minerals. Just the slightest floral/ herbal thing going on, possibly from the hops and as it warms a fresh cut grass aroma is apparent.

The taste is slightly better than the aroma suggests. Sweet bready pale grain gives way to a kind of sweet tart hop, reminds me of some sort of old candy I can't quite name. A bit of lemongrass, fresh cut grass. A slight, but noticeable tartness. Finishes with a bit of hop bitterness as well.

Refreshing and light bodied. Maybe a touch on the bland but still somewhat enjoyable.

Really just another non offensive beer that any kind of beer drinker will be able to put down. Not something I'd ever buy, but I see how a few of these would work on a hot day.

dogfishandi, Mar 14, 2013
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undated 12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pour is clear with fine-grained carbonation and a durable white head. A thin partial coat of sediment was left on the bottom of the bottle.

Surprised by the moderately intense and mainly hoppy aroma. Nice balance of hops and malt, leaving this surprisingly hoppy brew a touch sweet at the start and mildly bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Dandelion, unless specially treated, is very bitter too, so the absence of a solid smack of bitterness is surprising. The contribution of the dandelion is subtle, however. Mildly tart too, with a hint of citrus.

M: Crisp; medium-light body with medium+ carbonation; semi-dry finish.

Overall: A tasty and distinct ale worth seeking out, and worth selecting when a summertime refresher is desired that's bolder than usual.

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Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.